Kentucky 75, Auburn 53

Saturday, January 19, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Officials - Lee Cassell, Anthony Jordan, C.J Washington
Attendance - 9121

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 30 45 75
Auburn 25 28 53

Recap


Kentucky 75, Auburn 53: Sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points to lead five Wildcats in double figures as Kentucky started a two-game road swing by downing the Tigers in SEC play.

The Wildcats (12-5, 3-1 SEC) received 12 points off the bench from Alex Poythress. Ryan Harrow and Archie Goodwin also finished with 12, while Nerlens Noel added 10 points and a game-high nine boards. 

Auburn (8-9, 2-2) fell behind 30-25 at the half and was held scoreless from nine minutes into the second half until 7 1/2 remained. The Tigers shot 34.8 percent from the field, compared to 54.5 percent by Kentucky.

Auburn, which lost its second straight after two wins to start SEC play, was led by senior center Rob Chubb, who scored 14 and recorded a team-high seven rebounds. Frankie Sullivan added 12 points and Allen Payne scored 11.

The Tigers were 0-for-15 from 3-point range.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harrow scored in double figures for the eighth straight game. … Kentucky leads the series 87-17, including 14 straight wins. … Wildcats coach John Calipari defeated his former player, Tiger coach Tony Barbee. Calipari coached Barbee from 1989-93 at Massachusetts.

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Julius Mays 34:00 2-5 2-4 0-1 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
Ryan Harrow 34:00 6-12 0-3 0-1 2 3 5 8 2 1 5 0 12
Nerlens Noel 25:00 5-8 0-0 0-0 1 8 9 0 4 0 2 7 10
Archie Goodwin 35:00 5-7 0-2 2-4 2 5 7 1 4 3 2 0 12
Alex Poythress 29:00 3-7 0-0 6-8 3 4 7 0 1 1 3 0 12
Kyle Wiltjer 29:00 6-13 3-6 2-2 1 3 4 5 1 1 2 0 17
Jon Hood 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jarrod Polson 10:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 6
TOTAL 200 30-55 5-15 10-16 10 29 39 17 14 6 15 8 75
  54.5% 33.3% 62.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Wallace 30:00 2-7 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 4
Frankie Sullivan 34:00 5-16 0-6 2-3 0 4 4 2 2 1 2 0 12
Rob Chubb 25:00 7-13 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 0 2 0 3 0 14
Noel Johnson 13:00 0-5 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0
Allen Payne 35:00 4-8 0-2 3-4 1 3 4 0 1 2 1 0 11
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum 15:00 4-4 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 10
Brian Greene Jr. 15:00 1-6 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 2
Chris Denson 13:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
Shaquille Johnson 14:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
Jordan Price 6:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-66 0-15 7-10 7 17 24 13 17 9 9 1 53
  34.8% 0.0% 70.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 9